How To Download YouTube Thumbnails

Are you looking to know How to download YouTube Thumbnails but not sure how to? Let us help you with this guide. Today I’m going to show you lovelies how to download the thumbnails from a YouTube video. There are potentially 6 different thumbnails that you can grab depending on whether or not the video has it’s own custom thumbnail.

All you need to do to download the thumbnail of your choice is to have the video id, and the right URL.

Getting the video ID

The ID of your video is the part that comes after v= so if the video thumbnail you want’s watch page url is:

Then the ID would be:


Armed with the ID you can insert it into the urls below in place of VIDID, copy the url into the address bar, hit enter and you should see the thumbnail for that video.

Saving the Thumbnail

If you want to save the thumbnail to your computer, right click on the image then click Save Image As. When you get the save dialog box enter in a new name for your thumbnail. If you want to name the file something meaningful, hit save and boom! You’re done!

If you have any problems with this method let me know in the comments. I’ll do my best to give you a hand.

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Conclusion – How To Download YouTube Thumbnails

I hope the above article helped you understand better on how to download YouTube Thumbnails. In simple and easy words all you have to do is just right click on the image. Click on “Save Image As”, name your file whatever you want to save it as and then click on save. That’s how you will end up downloading the YouTube Thumbnail whichever you want.

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